Explanation of Rock
It’s common to use various abbreviations to describe different types of opponent at the table. Here is a non-exhaustive list.
TAG – Tight Aggressive
LAG – Loose Aggressive
Rock – Exceptionally tight player
Maniac – Loose and crazy
LP – Loose Passive
TP – Tight Passive
Note that the term ‘rock’ can generally be used interchangeably with ‘rock’. Many players use these two terms to describe slightly different player profiles, but the supposed differences between rocks and rocks are not standardized. I.e one player might claim that rocks are tighter than rocks, while another player believes that rocks are tighter than rocks. The exact defirockion will depend on who we are speaking two, but both player profiles clearly refer to someone who does not play a lot of starting hands on the first betting round.
Example of Rock used in a sentence -> Playing a rock style is often an easy way for inexperienced poker players to turn a small profit.
How to Use Rock as Part of Your Poker Strategy
Rocks are not generally good poker players. They play an overly tight range of starting hands often due to having psychological issues with risk-averseness.
When a rock is playing aggressively postflop it means that he nearly always has the nuts (or close to it). There are hence two key exploits for dealing with rocks:
1. Look to pick up plenty of small pots when the rock shows disinterest. (This might involve stealing a lot preflop in Hold’em for example).
2. Get out of the way when the rock shows interest in a pot and takes aggressive lines. Bluffcatching is nearly always a bad idea since rocks don’t bluff.